Monday, February 13, 2012

Review and Giveaway: The Sharp Crochet Hook

***This giveaway is now closed***


I love to crochet, the only problem is that I can only crochet things that are square or rectangular. When my daughter was born, I made a huge baby blanket made entirely of about 70 or so crocheted squares joined together. I was pretty impressed with myself because before then, all I had made was a ton of scarves. Needless to say, when Laura from The Sharp Crochet Hook contacted me about doing a review and giveaway of her product, I was thrilled to be able to make something other than a scarf.



The Sharp Crochet Hook is a brilliant little crochet hook with a sharp point on the end that lets you easily add decorative crochet edging to projects without having to poke holes through the fabric before crocheting. You simply push the sharp end of the crochet hook through the fabric as you crochet. It's perfect for people like me who aren't experienced crocheters because you can easily add crocheted edging to projects to give them a beautiful handmade look.


Armed with my new Sharp Crochet Hook, I decided to make an appliqued shirt for my daughter. for Valentine's Day.

Supplies:
  • Shirt
  • 2 colors of felt squares
  • Sharp Crochet Hook
  • Yarn
  • Sewing machine and basic sewing materials 


First, cut out a heart from one of your squares of felt. Make sure it's about 1/2 inch smaller than you want your final heart to be since you'll be crocheting a border around it.


Next, use your Sharp Crochet Hook to crochet a border around your heart. I used The Quick and Easy Variation stitch in the Crochet Edging Handbook that came with my Sharp Crochet Hook. It was really easy to follow, and it contains 14 other stitches that I'll be trying on other projects soon.

Since the felt was so thick, I had to wiggle the fabric a little to get the crochet hook to poke through, but if I had chosen to use knit fabric instead I wouldn't have had any problems. The hook made edging SO easy since I didn't have to bother with poking holes through the fabric beforehand. I simply crocheted away while watching television and after a little while, I had a beautiful little crochet-edged heart!


Once you have your edging finished, pin your heart to your shirt and sew around the border to secure. Cut a second heart from another piece of felt and place on top of your crocheted heart. Pin and stitch to secure.



That's it! The the crocheted edges really made the shirt and gave it some personality. I can't wait to use my new Sharp Crochet Hook to add decorative edging to other projects!


So how would you like to win a Sharp Crochet Hook for yourself?

Laura is giving away one of her Sharp Crochet Hooks to one of my readers. The Sharp Crochet Hook is perfect for adding decorative edges and borders to receiving blankets, gloves, clothing, towels and even paper products!


You can enter 3 different ways to win your own Sharp Crochet Hook:

1. Like The Sharp Crochet Hook on Facebook and leave me a comment on this post letting me know
2. Tell me what you would make if you won
3. Follow My Own Road and leave me a comment on this post letting me know


**The giveaway ends at 11:59 pm CST on February 16th. The winner will be chosen via Random.org and announced here on February 17th. Please make sure you include your email address in your comment if it's not linked to your profile.**

Even if you don't win, the Sharp Crochet Hook would make a great gift -- or just buy one for yourself! You can buy the Sharp Crochet Hook by itself for only $6.99, or you can purchase the combo pack that includes the hook and the Crochet Edging Handbook with 15 different crochet patters for $10.99.


Good luck, and thanks for entering!

38 comments:

  1. hi,i would love to win the hook and make decorative edges on my tops

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  2. Your sharp crochet hook on facebook is liked!! :)

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  3. I am loving your shirt! I have a few fleece blankets I was thinking could use a crocheted edge instead of the standard knot edging.

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  4. I liked sharp crochet hook on Facebook!

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  5. I would love to edge some baby blankets for tons of baby showers coming up!

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  6. I would love to be able to add a homemade feel to fleece blankets we have at childcare. Right now they look like cloth scraps.

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  7. I am following My Own Road :-)

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  8. This is super cute! My daughter would look darling in a little shirt like this ;-)

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  9. This is such a great idea! I would love to try the hook out on some baby blankets, would give the piece a great homemade finish! I liked them on Facebook!

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  10. I love the idea of this! I would like to try the hook out on some baby blanket edges! Liked the company of Facebook (Shelby Mullinix Perkins). :)

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  11. Oh my word, that shirt is just adorable! :) I think I'd try the hook out on the baby blankets. Those are seriously the cutest blankets I've ever seen. <3

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  12. I am already a follower
    susand1408(at)googlemail(dot)com
    also added to my giveaway page
    http://crochetaddictcfs.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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  13. liked sharp crochet hook on facebook:
    (crochet addictcfs)
    susand1408(at)googlemail(dot)com

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  14. I would make??? I don't tend to dress up so I think I would take some of my boring t-shirts and make them beautiful!
    susand1408(at)googlemail(dot)com

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  15. This is such a great idea! I haven't crocheted in a long time, but this makes me want to give it another try!

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  16. I'd love to use the hook for baby burp cloths.
    heidikittelson (at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. Follow My Own Road.
    heidikittelson (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. I'd make a little amigurimi, don't know what yet :)

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  19. liked them on fb :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  20. if i won id love to edge some of my pillows in my bedroom :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  21. following your blog :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  22. First, I'd have to make a heart shirt like yours. So cute.

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  23. I would like to crochet edging on my daughter's skirts for the summer.

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  24. i liked the page on facebook. i started following My Own Road earlier today. I would crochet edges on my pillow cases and sheets. And hand towels. and my daughter's clothes. and my clothes. Funny, i've been looking at edging patterns lately and they're so feminine and pretty.

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  25. Hi, I just did a "Like" on your FB! Wow, I am so happy to know about this hook as there have been so many projects over the years I could have used it on! If I win this I would make some receiving blankets for my next-door-neighbor as her baby is due in a few weeks and she needs something lightweight for the Spring/Summer months for the baby.

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  26. I have a new baby on the way so the projects are endless blankets and room stuff.

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  27. I would embellish a few handbags and maybe some little make up cases if I won this neat tool! I have never seen it before, very cool!

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  28. I now follow them on Facebook! Thanks for sharing this!

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  29. I love this! I pinned it to remember. :) Thanks so much for linking up this week!

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  30. I'd love to win the sharp hook to decorate receiving blankets for my brand new granddaughter and decorate skirts and tops for my three year old granddaughter. It looks so fun.

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